Welcome back after our lovely special half term! We hoped you enjoyed the extra week. The children have been full of exciting news and stories from their half term break.
The children have been busy doing some lovely writing about their holiday news. They are so enthusiastic to write about their own experiences and are beginning to use finger spaces, full stops and capital letters more consistently.
We focused on the work of the artist Mondrian. The children loved finding different ways to recreate his work. We talked about primary colours and how to use a ruler.
The weeks theme has been based on a class favourite 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. They really enjoyed retelling the story. Telling me all the food the greedy caterpillar had eaten in the book. They wrote their own page to the story using the days of the week and thinking of their own tasty food. In Maths, we have been practising adding by putting the larger number in their head and counting on to find the answer. We have also been learning about the life cycle of the butterfly and the names for all the different stages.
On Thursday the day ended with a very special delivery. Mrs Cooper had heard we had been learning all about caterpillars so decided to delivery our very own pot of caterpillars which we can watch grow into beautiful butterflies. The children carefully thought about how to look after them and it is so lovely that the children are looking at them independently. They are very excited (and I think some parents were too during open door on Friday). The webpage will keep you updated with the caterpillars progress.
On Thursday Mrs Charles led a Pilates session for the children. The children remained focused for the whole session and followed very complex moves. They learned about the importance of working their core muscles to help them with all other movements.
Please remember sunhats everyday. The children spend a large part of their school day accessing the outside provision and with the warm weather the children want to be outside all day. Sun hats provide children's faces with good protection and also helps to teach the children the importance of caring for our skin and keeping safe in the sun. This week we an average of 10 sun hats a day which I'm hoping will improve next week!!
(An apology - I realised the photos from the last week of term did not upload so I have updated that page too. Please have a look at our wonderful learning for both this week and week 6. Thank you.)
Have a lovely weekend
Miss Leach & Mrs Forty